Monday, July 28, 2008

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Today was the hottest day of the year, so far. At Hong Kong Observatory, the temperature reached 34.6C. On a little island in the South China Sea, the thermometer hovered a tad below 33C during this afternoon.

Territory-wide, another record was also broken: today, the air pollution was the worst, ever.

[rant] Manufacturers make money, shoppers in the USA, Europe and elsewhere buy goods at affordable prices. The real, external costs of all that commerce and trade are, however, borne locally: the air we breathe is chock-a-block with ozone, nitrous dioxide and 'respirable suspended particulates'. [/rant]

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